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Hi Everyone! I'm new here & wanted to introduce myself & my son.
My name's Heather. I've got 2 boys, Zak & Alex.
Zak will be 4 in June. He's had speech problems his whole life. He talked for a brief period of time & around 15 months regressed to be nonverbal. He is an extremely difficult child. At 2 we started doing speech therapy. He also started in preschool last August. He's talking more, but still behind. I began to suspect Autism when he was about 2 1/2 years old. At this point his ped isn't overly interested in it. He has finally been diagnosed with dyspraxia which is a huge step up from just 2 months ago. We're in the process of getting him into a special education preschool & will hopefully have more answers when a teacher who specializes in disabilities can see his behaviors. He is nonsocial & does not like to play with other kids. He has overstimulation problems & does not do well if too much goes on. He throws extreme temper tantrums. He takes EVERYTHING apart, but can luckily put it back together perfectly but only on his own terms. He has never slept through the night. He thrives with a routine. He does the same thing over & over & over. And he recently just started biting himself when angry/upset/etc. Every day is a challenge!
Alex is your typical 2 year old. He's opposite of Zak & ahead in every area. I hadn't realized how many problems Zak really had until I saw everything that Alex could do.
It does sound like he may be on the autistic spectrum. If you feel like your pediatrician isn't doing enough in regards to that, I would find another one that will listen to your concerns more. A developmental pediatrician is usually the place to start. Good luck!
Mommy to Brandon (8) and Edward (6)
Emma and Ellie (7 Months)
I agree with her you might want to find a new doc. Hopefully once he is in that school they can help you a great deal as well.
Wife to Brian since October 2004, Mama too:
Jakob (May 12th 2004- Feb. 24th 2009 Had Joubert Syndrome RIP)
2 Baby beans lost
Ava Sept 14th 2007, Beaux Oct 3rd 2012
* Tubal reversal December 17th 2010